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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics by Michael Miller

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36. Using Your PC with an iPod or iPhone

One of the hottest consumer electronics gadgets today is the portable music player, sometimes called an MP3 player. These players are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and, depending on the storage medium used (either micro hard drive or flash memory), can store from 512MB to more than 100GB of files. That’s big enough to hold tens of thousands of songs, as well as photos and (depending on the player) videos.

The most popular portable audio player today is the Apple iPod—or, in its smartphone incarnation, the iPhone. You get the music for your iPod either by downloading ...

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